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 for extensive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Extensive \Ex*ten"sive\, a. [L. extensivus: cf. F. extensif. See
     1. Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded;
        large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, an extensive farm;
        an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations;
        extensive benevolence; extensive greatness.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Capable of being extended. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which
              is most extensive under the hammer.   --Boyle.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity;
             "an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England";
             "extended farm lands"; "surgeons with extended
             experience"; "they suffered extensive damage" [syn:
             extensive, extended]
      2: broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases";
         "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against
         human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad
         applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"-
         T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers" [syn: across-the-
         board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive,
         blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive,
         panoptic, wide]
      3: of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas
         with minimal outlay and labor; "producing wheat under
         extensive conditions"; "agriculture of the extensive type"
         [ant: intensive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "extensive":
     Gargantuan, a mile long, all-embracing, ample, amplitudinous,
     astronomical, awesome, big, boundless, broad, bulky, capacious,
     catholic, colossal, commodious, comprehensive, considerable,
     copious, cosmic, cosmopolitan, deep, diffuse, dilatant, distensive,
     elastic, enormous, expansible, expansile, expansional, expansive,
     extended, extending, extensile, extensional, far-embracing,
     far-extending, far-flung, far-flying, far-going, far-ranging,
     far-reaching, fargoing, full, galactic, general, generous,
     gigantic, global, great, huge, immeasurable, immense, inclusive,
     indiscriminate, infinite, inflatable, inflationary, interminable,
     international, king-size, large, large-scale, lengthy, liberal,
     long, longish, longsome, mammoth, massive, massy, monster,
     monstrous, monumental, mountainous, national, no end of, outsize,
     overgrown, prodigious, roomy, scopic, sesquipedal, sesquipedalian,
     sizable, sizeable, spacious, spreading, stupendous, substantial,
     sweeping, tall, titanic, tremendous, universal, vast, voluminous,
     weighty, wholesale, wide, wide-extended, wide-extending,
     wide-ranging, wide-reaching, wide-stretching, widespread,
     without end, worldwide

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